|The author, Saw Jack on the left, and some of his classmates|
on the school soccer field
Give me the day that was taken away;
Lengthen the night and shorten the day.
Every birdy speaks bliss to me,
And I desire to live peacefully.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Anywhere, tell me where I should go;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.